January 29, 2002

A slow-moving ice storm moved across Kansas City leaving death and destruction behind. 400,000 homes faced the winter cold with no electricity and the streets and sidewalks were impassible.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

Photo by Ed Roberts